Minor use is the permit system in Australia which allows for approved off-label use of agrichemicals for specific purposes. It is designed to assist minor crops gain greater access to agrichemicals when needed, and for approved minor use of agrichemicals on major crops.
Minor use plays an integral role in the Australian vegetable industry as on-label options are often limited for many vegetable crops, especially in the case of emerging crops grown for niche markets.
The Minor Use Awareness Program is managed by the AUSVEG Minor Use and Agronomy Coordinator and who engages with growers across Australia to better represent vegetable pest issues.
The aim of the Program is to ensure the minor use system adequately reflects the unique and changing crop protection needs of Australia’s vegetable growers.
The Program launched May 2015, and has been increasing engagement with growers and stakeholders since.
The Minor Use and Agronomy Coordinator as part of the Minor Use Awareness Program:
You can contact the Minor Use Coordinator using the following details:
Tel: (03) 9882 0277
Fax: (03) 9882 6722
|This project is funded by
Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited using the National Vegetable
Levy and funds from the Australian Government.